Holiday Homes, Self-Catering or Bed And Breakfast Accommodation

Holiday Homes

Richmondshire is a very attractive and popular rural district with a thriving tourism industry. Some people have been fortunate enough to acquire secondary residences within the area, which are used as private holiday or future retirement homes. Whilst these furnished property’s are no ones sole or main place of residence they are subject to a 100% Council Tax charge. 

Self-catering Accommodation

If a property is used primarily in the course of a business i.e. it is available to let to short term guests (who have their sole or main place of residence elsewhere), on a commercial basis for 140 days or more, then the property would be subject to Business Rates rather than Council Tax.
 
For more information about Business Rates please visit the Council’s Business Rate pages.

Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

If someone offers bed and breakfast accommodation in their own home, to six or less people at any one time, they will not be liable for Business Rates, provided that the bed and breakfast use is subsidiary to the dwellings residential use. They will, however, be liable for Council Tax on the whole property.
 
Should the accommodation be available to more than six people at any one time, then they will be liable for Business Rates on that part of the property and Council Tax on the remaining domestic element.
 
For more information about Business Rates please visit the Council’s Business Rate pages.

 

Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
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